THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Genesis (Author Moses)

20:1And Abraham departed thence towards the south country, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned at Gerar.

20:2And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech the king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

20:3But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, because of the woman that thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

20:4But Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou also kill a righteous nation?

20:5Did he not say to me, She is my sister? and she, even she said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and in the innocency of my hands have I done this.

20:6And God said to him in a dream, I also knew that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart, and I, too, have withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore have I not suffered thee to touch her.

20:7And now, restore the man's wife; for he is a prophet, and will pray for thee, that thou mayest live. And if thou do not restore her, know that thou shalt certainly die, thou and all that is thine.

20:8And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and spoke all these words in their ears; and the men were greatly afraid.

20:9And Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, What hast thou done to us? And in what have I sinned against thee, that thou hast brought on me, and on my kingdom, a great sin? Thou hast done to me deeds that ought not to be done.

20:10And Abimelech said to Abraham, What hast thou seen that thou hast done this?

20:11And Abraham said, Because I said, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me for my wife's sake.

20:12But she is also truly my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

20:13And it came to pass when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, Let this be thy kindness which thou shalt shew to me: at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

20:14And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and bondmen and bondwomen, and gave them to Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

20:15And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it is good in thine eyes.

20:16And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, let that be to thee a covering of the eyes, in respect of all that are with thee, and with all; and she was reproved.

20:17And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife and his handmaids, and they bore children.

20:18For Jehovah had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

21:1And Jehovah visited Sarah as he had said, and Jehovah did to Sarah as he had spoken.

21:2And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

21:3And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

21:4And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

21:5And Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

21:6And Sarah said, God has made me laugh: all that hear will laugh with me.

21:7And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, Sarah will suckle children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.

21:8And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

21:9And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

21:10And she said to Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son; for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit with my son -- with Isaac.

21:11And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

21:12And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad and because of thy handmaid: in all that Sarah hath said to thee hearken to her voice, for in Isaac shall a seed be called to thee.

21:13But also the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

21:14And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a flask of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder -- and the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

21:15And the water was exhausted from the flask; and she cast the child under one of the shrubs,

21:16and she went and sat down over against him, a bow-shot off; for she said, Let me not behold the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice and wept.

21:17And God heard the voice of the lad. And the Angel of God called to Hagar from the heavens, and said to her, What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad there, where he is.

21:18Arise, take the lad, and hold him in thy hand; for I will make of him a great nation.

21:19And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the flask with water, and gave the lad drink.

21:20And God was with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

21:21And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

21:22And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech, and Phichol the captain of his host, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

21:23And now swear to me here by God that thou wilt not deal deceitfully with me, nor with my son, nor with my grandson. According to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land in which thou sojournest.

21:24And Abraham said, I will swear.

21:25And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

21:26And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this, neither hast thou told me of it, neither have I heard of it but to-day.

21:27And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

21:28And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves.

21:29And Abimelech said to Abraham, What mean these seven ewe-lambs, these which thou hast set by themselves?

21:30And he said, That thou take the seven ewe-lambs of my hand, that they may be a witness to me that I have dug this well.

21:31Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.

21:32And they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the captain of his host, and returned into the land of the Philistines.

21:33And Abraham planted a tamarisk in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, the Eternal ¨God.

21:34And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

22:1And it came to pass after these things, that God tried Abraham, and said to him, Abraham! and he said, Here am I.

22:2And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and there offer him up for a burnt-offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

22:3And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up and went to the place that God had told him of.

22:4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar.

22:5And Abraham said to his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

22:6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and the knife, and they went both of them together.

22:7And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, My father! And he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the sheep for a burnt-offering?

22:8And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself with the sheep for a burnt-offering. And they went both of them together.

22:9And they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built the altar there, and piled the wood; and he bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

22:10And Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to slaughter his son.

22:11And the Angel of Jehovah called to him from the heavens, and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here am I.

22:12And he said, Stretch not out thy hand against the lad, neither do anything to him; for now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me.

22:13And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son.

22:14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said at the present day, On the mount of Jehovah will be provided.

22:15And the Angel of Jehovah called to Abraham from the heavens a second time,

22:16and said, By myself I swear, saith Jehovah, that, because thou hast done this, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,

22:17I will richly bless thee, and greatly multiply thy seed, as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is on the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

22:18and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because thou hast hearkened to my voice.

22:19And Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

22:20And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she also has borne sons to thy brother Nahor:

22:21Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

22:22and Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

22:23(And Bethuel begot Rebecca.) These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

22:24And his concubine, named Reumah, she also bore Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maacah.



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